Some of the knowledge points of the news
1.Indian Overseas Bank launches retail mart in Thiruvananthpuram
-MD and CEO of IOB = shri R. Subramaniakumar
-HQ = Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2.India, Pakistan become full members of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
-theme of 2017 SCO Summit = ‘Future Energy’
-signed at Astana, Kazakhstan
-members = China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
3.RBI Governor to appear before House Panel on July 6
-this is the 4th time
-summoned by PSC (Parliamentary standing Committee)
-headed by Congress MP & former Union Minister, Veerappa Molly.
-first Governor of RBI = Sir Osborne Smith
4.Microsoft signs agreement to acquire Israeli security firm Hexadite
-due to Ransomware attack
-deal = $100 million
-Hexadite = Israeli startup that was artificial Intelligence to identify and protect against cyber attack
–CEO = Satya Nadella
-HQ = Washington DC, USA
5.President Pranab Mukherjee launches ‘Selfie with Daughter’ mobile app
-to raise awareness about female foeticide
6.Canara Bank ties up with New India Assurance Company
-New India Assurance Company co. ltd. = govt. owned MNC
-its HQ = Mumbai
-its Chairman cum MD = Mr. G.Srinivasan
Canara Bank founded in 1906
-HQ = Bengaluru
-Chairman = SH TN Manaharan
7.Government sets up 18 esectoral groups for smooth GST roll out
-headed by Finance Minister = Arun Jaitley
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